Forest Service Wants 9th Circ. To Revisit Sierra Nevada Plan

Law360, New York (April 19, 2012, 8:50 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Forest Service on Wednesday asked the full Ninth Circuit to revisit an environmental group's suit over the agency's plan for 11.5 million acres near the Sierra Nevadas, saying a three-judge panel erroneously found it hadn't sufficiently studied the plan's impact on fish.

The Forest Service said Wednesday the Ninth Circuit panel overlooked the fact that a 2004 environmental impact study explained that findings about fish from a 2001 report didn't need to be updated.

And, the Forest Service said, the panel held the environmental...
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